Original artwork description:
Black African Portrait, African Portraits for sale UK - "The Gaze" - 9x12 inches - unframed.
Your original pastel portrait will be signed and dated at lower right in carbon.
I painted the portrait of this man in limited hues to intensify his strong gaze. His expression captivated me with his strong facial structure.
I used toned grey Strathmore paper onto which I rubbed a ground of carbon powder.
Then I worked in soft pastels to build highlights and then mid tones - all the while keeping an eye on the overall expression of this man.